QuickBooks, an accounting software, is known for its specific features that manage and control all financial matters. But it is also infamous for its technical glitches that often appear while working on it and adversely affect our workflow. QuickBooks error code 1706 is one of the frustrating errors. If this error code is flashing on your screen again and again, you need to keep reading this blog till the end because it will provide you with general information about QuickBooks error code 1706 like its causes, and effects as well as various rectification methods.

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What is QuickBooks Error Code 1706?

QuickBooks error code 1706 is an installation error that occurs while installing or downloading QuickBooks Points of Sale. It is also known as QuickBooks point of sale error 1706. Point of sale is the inventory and billing management solution in the retail store domain. This error comes with an error message, “No valid source could be located while opening point of sale.” This error is raised by various factors and it is very imperative to know about them before fixing this error.

QuickBooks Error Code 1706 - Screenshot
QuickBooks Error Code 1706 – Screenshot

What Provokes QuickBooks Error Code 1706?

  • In the case of the beta version of the .NET Framework in your system.
  • Correct firewall settings might give rise to QuickBooks error code 1706.
  • Incompatible installation of the .NET framework
  • The use of corrupted sources like CD, DVD or install shield to install QuickBooks point of sale
  • Incorrect or incomplete installation of QuickBooks Desktop
  • Over-fragmentation of the files can be one of the reasons for this error.
  • Problem with window registry file

What are the Symptoms of QuickBooks Error Code 1706?

  • QuickBooks starts responding sluggishly
  • The input device like the mouse and keyboard respond slowly
  • The window operating system starts working slowly or crashes

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Effective Troubleshooting Methods for Fixing QuickBooks Error Code 1706

In this blog, you will be familiar with multiple solutions so that you can resolve the issue at once.

Method 1: Download and run Microsoft fixit tool or system file checker tool

  • First of all, press the Window+R keys together to open the Run command and then type the command prompt in the search field and right-click on it.
Windows Plus R Keys - Screenshot
Windows Plus R Keys – Screenshot
  • Thereafter, you have to select the Run as Admin tab and then enter the admin password on prompting.
  • In the case of Windows 11, 10, 8.1, and 8 OS, you have to run the DISM tool before running the system file checker tool.
  • Now, you need to type SFC/Scannow in the command prompt window and then hit the Enter key
Start the System File Checker for Windows (SFC scannow) - Screenshot
Start the System File Checker for Windows (SFC scannow) – Screenshot
  • The System File Checker tool will help you scan and repair corrupted system files.
  • Let the verification process be completed. The window system file comprising the .NET framework will be repaired.
  • As the verification process completes, you have to check if the issue has been solved. If not, then try the next method.

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Method 2: Upgrade QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale to the Latest Version

  • Firstly. You have to go to the Downloads and Update Web Page option from the drop-down menu
  • Thereafter, you need to select QB Point of Sale as a product in the product drop-down menu.
  • After that, select the Edition as well as the Version or Year option.
  • Now, you have to click on the Search tab and then click on the option Get the Latest Updates.
  • After that, you save the file.
  • And finally, you had done updating the QuickBooks desktop point of sale and then reboot your system.
Reboot or restart the computer - Screenshot
Reboot or restart the computer – Screenshot

Method 3: Reinstall QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale Once More

  • First of all, you need to download QuickBooks point of sale and hit the option Yes to All.
  • Thereafter, you have to type the QuickBooks license number and product number without any space.
  • Now, select the Mode as per your choice to install and use QuickBooks point of sale. (Single-user mode for using QB point of sale on a standalone system and multi-user mode for more than two systems.)

Note: – Be careful while choosing the workstation type because you cannot modify it again. 

  • At last, you need to reboot the system and open activate QuickBooks point of sale.

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Hopefully, you have successfully resolved QuickBooks error code 1706 after serious reading of this blog. If you find any of the given solutions is not doing well to fix this error, contact us by filling out the form given on our website. Our QuickBooks expert team will surely help you to overcome this issue.

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